Gerard Magill

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Pittsburgh, PA United States

Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University


Academic Position:
Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law

Prior Education Background:
Ph.D. Theology, (1987), Edinburgh University, Scotland. S.T.L. Moral Theology (1976), Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. S.T.B. Theology (1974), Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. Ph.B. Philosophy (1971), Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.

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Recent Publications:
Book. David F. Kelly, Gerard Magill, & Henk A.M.J. ten Have, Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics, 2nd edition (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013). Articles. 1. Magill, G. Bioethics in the USA. In Henk A.M.J. ten Have & Bert Gordijn, eds., Handbook of Global Bioethics (Springer, 2014), chapter 89, 1625-1642. 2. Magill, G. Bioethics in Catholicism. In Henk A.M.J. ten Have & Bert Gordijn, Handbook of Global Bioethics (Springer, 2014), chapter 22, 356-373. 3. Magill, G. Quality in Ethics Consultations. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16:4 (2013): 761-774. 4. Magill, G. A Moral Compass for Cooperation with Wrongdoing. In Nicholas F. Cafardi, ed., Voting: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation. New York: Paulist, 2012, 135-157. 5. Magill, G. Threat of Imminent Death in Pregnancy: A Role for Double Effect Reasoning. Theological Studies 72 (December 2011): 848-878. 6. Magill, G. & Lawrence Prybil, Board Oversight of Community Benefit: An Ethical Imperative. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21:1 (2011): 25-50. 8. Magill, G. Using Excess IVF Blastocysts For Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Developing Ethical Doctrine, Secular And Religious. Hofstra Law Journal, 37 (2009): 101-135.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
1. American Academy of Religion (AAR). 2. American Association of University Professors (AAUP). 3. American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). 4. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). 5. American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics (ASLME). 6. Association for Professional and Practical Ethics (APPE). 7. Catholic Health Association (CHA). 8. Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). 9. College Theology Society (CTS). 10. European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH). 11. Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST). 12. Society of Christian Ethics (SCE). 13. International Association for Ethics Education (IAEE). 14. Bioethicists Beyond Borders (BBB).

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • History of theological ethics
  • Economic and employment issues
  • Virtue ethics
  • Human rights
  • Globalization
  • Public health

Past Events:

  • Trent 2010

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